Archive for January 22nd, 2010
Barbadian singer Rihanna seems to attract trouble, as her new boyfriend has been revealed to have a “violent and abusive” past.
Rihanna, 21, is currently dating LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and an ex-girlfriend of his, actress Felisha Terrell, 30, has revealed his violent past and claims that she took a restraining order out against him in June 2008.
“He is violent and I am afraid. He repeatedly made me scared and gets in my face. He is threatening to take all the items I purchased and try to destroy my property,” the Mirror quoted her as saying.
“He brings his friends driving up and down the street to try and intimidate me. I am very fearful. He has other people calling me and stalking me,” she added.
Terrell had in her application for the restraining order claimed that Matt was “kicked out of a club for fighting with a woman – I am afraid his behaviour will turn towards me since we are no longer dating”.
Mariah Carey is making up her mind to go back to the record label Sony, it has emerged.
It is believed that Carey’s plan follows the mixed response to her latest record, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which was released on Mercury label in the UK.
Carey now wants to put out her next release, Love Songs, with Sony.
“Tongues are wagging over whether Mariah will stay at Mercury. She had all her biggest hits at Sony including Hero, Dream Lover, Vision of Love. It was where all the magic began for her,” the Mirror quoted a music industry source, as saying.
The move would mean the 40-year-old could be back at the label once headed by ex-hubby Tommy Mottola, and this time to put out an album in tribute to new hubby Nick Cannon.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck is urging his wife Jennifer Garner to plan for another child because he’s keen to have a son now.
The couple has two daughters, Violet, four, and 12-month-old Seraphina, and Affleck wishes to have a baby boy to complete the trio.
However, Garner is reluctant to abandon the pre-pregnancy figure she worked so hard to achieve.
“Ben would like a boy, but I don”t want another baby right now,” the Daily Express quoted Garner as telling Usmagazine.
Even, the actress’s friends are on her side with a pal telling the star, “You don”t want to do that all over again. You worked hard to get your body back.”
Courtney Love wishes to meet Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards and compare their livers.
Both musicians have a troubled history of substance abuse.
“I wanna meet Keith Richards, I”ve never met him. I don”t know what I”m gonna say to him, but I”m gonna touch his liver and I”m gonna let him touch my liver and it”ll be awesome.” the Daily Star quoted Love as saying.
She added: “I”m gonna make him lift up his shirt and I”m gonna say, ”Can I touch your liver?”
“And I”m gonna touch where his liver is and see if it”s putrefied or something. I think we both must have incredibly healthy livers. We must!”
Animal rights group PETA has honored ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron with a Proggy Award for Outstanding Feature Film.
PETA aims to acknowledge the portrayal of the aliens and “the inspiring message in his blockbuster.”
“Viewers will recognise how the plight of Avatar”s catlike Na”vi people, who are faced with being driven off their land by a greedy corporation, closely echoes the real-life plight of animals on earth, many of whom continue to be torn away from their homes and families and locked up in cages in zoos, circuses, and laboratories,” the Daily Express quoted a PETA spokeswoman as saying.
The rep added: “PETA also applauds the movie”s stunning special effects, which beautifully illustrate how unnecessary it is to subject animals to the stress of a film production.”
Also, the group”s Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said: “We hope viewers will come away from Avatar with a new way of looking at the world around them and the way we treat our fellow earthlings.
“For helping animals with the positive message of this film, James Cameron is PETA”s ”King of the World.””
Actress Tara Reid has got engaged to lover
Michael Axtmann, it has emerged.
The couple is reportedly planning an intimate ceremony for summer 2010.
The ‘American Pie’ actress had started dating the web entrepreneur last year.
Meanwhile, Reid has posed topless for the January/February issue of Playboy.
“I wouldn”t change anything that”s brought me here. I”ve grown up a lot, and it”s time for people to see who I am…,”US magazine quoted her as telling Playboy.
She added: “I lived a lot of years in the public eye. But if you look at me now, that’s not who I am anymore … I”m not Girls Gone Wild anymore. I”m happy with my life now, and I”d like to keep it this way.”
Teen starlet Miley Cyrus has found a mentor in former child star Jodie Foster.
The ‘Hanna Montana’ star reveals that the Oscar winner has been helping her deal with fame.
And says she has taken the Silence of The Lambs star”s advice to heart.
“Jodie Foster (first) called me up a couple of years ago and she has been like a mentor to me,” the Daily Star quoted Cyrus as saying.
“She told me to keep my head high and surround myself with good people. I value her advice very much,” she added.
After sparking rumours of revived romance, Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston and Scottish actor Gerard Butler have set tongues wagging with a raunchy photo-shoot together.
The pair will appear on the cover of US fashion magazine W in its future edition.
The pics, taken in the desert outside LA, reveal slender Aniston in skimpy underwear while burly Butler poses as a leather-clad New York policeman.
The 40-year-old former Friends star and The Ugly Truth star Gerard, also 40, put on a flirty display at the Golden Globes last weekend, fuelling speculation that time spent filming upcoming thriller ‘The Bounty Hunter’ together has led to an off-screen affair.
And the images are sure to provoke yet more comparisons between the Aniston and Joile, who posed with Brad Pitt for the magazine in 2008.
“For two days Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler were in the desert outside LA creating these really hot pictures. The result is the raciest cover in the history of W. Those pictures of Brad and Angelina? Forget it,” the Daily Express quoted a source at the magazine as saying.
“Jen has a natural and effortless sexiness compared to Angelina’s very stylised look. And you have Gerry who is just the epitome of a manly man, dressed in a cop uniform. These photos will do nothing to quell the rumours of their romance – quite the opposite in fact,” the source added.
Besides being the world”s sexiest man, Johnny Depp is also the most stylish, according to a new magazine poll.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who was named People magazine”s Sexiest Man Alive in 2009, has now topped GQ magazine”s poll of the most stylish males, reports The Daily Star.
Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, rapper Jay-Z and Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick also featured on the list of 25 Most Stylish Men in the World, 2010.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Depp is set to give Hawaii a major industry and tourism boost – his fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be shot there.
Colombian singer Shakira is planning to open a school in quake-hit Haiti.
The ‘She-Wolf’ hitmaker said she is keen to help the victims of 7.0-magnitude tremor in the future.
Through her Barefoot Foundation, the star has teamed up with the Architecture for Humanity charity to build a school after the relief effort has helped get Haitians back on their feet.
She hopes that the school as successful as the one in her native Columbia, which provides teaching, nutrition and counselling for kids in need.
“There is a great need for immediate aid in Haiti, but also for longer-term reconstruction,” Contactmusic quoted her as writing on her official website.
“For that reason, we are doing our small part to help Haiti rebuild and give the children affected by this disaster the chance to learn and thrive. I hope we can use some of what we”ve learned working in Colombia to help Haiti”s children recover.
“When we educate children we empower societies, and right now Haiti needs all of our help,” she added.